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Peking Chicken with Mandarin Pancakes


I guarantee you won't find this recipe in this book.
I made this up so my familly could enjoy peking duck as much as I do without the duck.

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   4      each          chicken breast halves without skin
   2      tablespoons   honey
   2      tablespoons   hot water
   1      tablespoon    hoisin sauce
     1/2  each          cucumber -- seedless
   8      each          spring onions
     1/2  cup           hoisin sauce
   1      recipe        mandarin pancakes

Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Sear in a hot pan.
Mix honey, water and hoisin.
Turn Chicken and move to a baking rack.
Brush mixture over chicken.
Place breasts in a 400 degree oven.
Cook 10 minutes and brush more glaze on.
Cook 10 to 15 minutes more until done.
Remove from oven and let rest 5 to 10 minutes.
Cut cucumber and spring onions to julienne sized strips.
Slice the chicken thinly.
Place a dollop of hoisin sauce, a strip of cucumber, a strip of scallion and a piece or 2 of chicken in a pancake.
Roll and eat.

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                            Mandarin Pancakes

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   9 1/2  ounces        flour
   2      teaspoons     sugar
   1      cup           water -- boiling
          some          sesame oil
Combine sugar and flour in a bowl.
Pour boiling water over and mix it up some.
Let rest until warm.
Knead with a teensy bit of flour until smooth.
Let rest again for 30 minutes.
Portion into 2  tablespoon each size balls.
Roll out to maybe 1/3 inch thick rounds..
Brush with sesame oil and fold over to make a half circle.
Roll out to about1/4 inch thick.
Cook pancakes in a dry pan at medium high heat.
Turn as bubbles form, press down lightly to help cook evenly.
Remove from heat, carefully open the pockets and stack under a damp cloth to prevent drying out..

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